Courbet

Courbet
(1944 AD)

a deep moist cave
moss-grown cavernous
casting from night to day

synchronous memories
ascent descent blood scent
ejection rejection

tumbling down falling
insidious angel
no room at the inn
trapped no escape

Hieronymus Bosch
black-winged devils
cloud tormented
descending
anonymous red skies

factory and furnace
foundering foundries
mysterious birth myth
turned into lies

virgin berth
borne with tweezers
untouched the channel
from dark to light

4 thoughts on “Courbet

  1. Hi, Roger, I found Courbet puzzling until I read it the second time. The date, birth, war, skies, all (well, most) were revealed to me that second time. Lovely. Chuck

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